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  • Passing Strange
  • Adult Only
    • Reviews

         (6 reviews)
    • Date Opened

      02/09/2020
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    Basics

    Passing Strange

    • Type: Original
    • Genre: Modern Superpowers, Supernatural
    • RPG Rating: Passing Strange RPG Rating

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    Passing Strange is a 3-3-3 modern supernatural RP set in the fictional Ridgefield County, Colorado. Among a healthy population of humans lurk psychics, weres, and vampires, each with unique (and sometimes troublesome) powers. If you're looking for an immediately welcoming community, a variety of species, a straightforward rule-set, and an organic play style, we encourage you to come meet our strangers! Our cast of characters is diverse, and our writers embrace both the darker consequences of supernatural life and the lighter moments of humanity.

     

    Some of our perks include:

    • A wide variety of species and powers
    • An extremely lively forum and ravenously welcoming Discord
    • An easy to navigate and 100% mobile friendly layout (with light and dark skins!)
    • A straightforward and fun character leveling system
    • A very simple application process (just fill out your character profile!)


    We'd love to meet you! Check out http://passingstrange.net/ to learn more and join today!

    Site Updates

    We're creeping up on an incredible 45,000 posts since February! Averaging well over 100 posts a day, we'd love to pull you into our giddy swirl of characters, plots, and shenanigans. 



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Fao

   2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

I have been RPing a long, long time. Almost two decades. I've gone through many sites. I've picked up many friends along the way. I've been an admin more times than is probably really reasonable, actually. But I have to say, after being through the wringer, deciding what sorts of people I like, what sorts of RP I like, and how I want my home to look... this is the place.

 

After this, I really don't think anywhere else will suffice. Out of character, the community is warm, supportive, always aiming to make sure interactions are healthy ones where everyone is treated as a person with feelings and lives of their own. It's not always perfect, but when conflict does arise, there's always that goal of making sure it gets solved with communication. I value this online as much as I do in the "real" world.

 

And don't even get me started on the site itself. It was built with love, and is always open to changing what it needs to change in order to make sure the site runs as desired. RP is meant to be FUN and that's the goal here, making it stressful would defeat the whole purpose. Every day sees over a hundred posts, typically even on the slowest days, and plots are almost always hot. Being able to jump in wherever and whenever and keeping things organic means no one gets left behind or left out, and the community's respect of other players means bulldozing isn't an issue, either.

 

I think about my characters here, and the characters of others, almost all day every day. The writing is top notch, the characters are varied and often hilarious, and really I wouldn't trade Passing Strange for anything. Twenty years and I have never felt more welcome, more creative, or more proud being in a forum.

 

If you want to play a wereanimal of some sort, or a vampire, or a magic human, or even just a very normal human stuck in a world with all of these crazies... you gotta at least try this.

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Indy

   2 of 3 members found this review helpful 2 / 3 members

With most of my RP career involving science fiction, historical, and fantasy flavoured boards, who often try for galactic wars and epic plots, my time on Passing Strange has really made me appreciate the blend of slice of life, supernatural intrigue, and interpersonal drama, without feeling there's a need to follow any particular plot beyond where the characters take you. The free flowing writing, an anything goes attitude, and a drive to have fun while doing it makes for a great environment for some exploratory writing that can take you outside your comfort zone, in a good way!

 

There's always something to learn in new threads: about characters, about the world, about your own writing, and about your partners' writing. With the culture of opens and ability to enter a thread freely, the place keeps you on your toes, especially with the knowledge that something interesting will always be waiting around the corner. You might be surprised by someone hopping into a thread, but I found that it helped me loosen up and become more adaptable when surprised as action unfolded in threads.

 

The community is also friendly and welcoming when you hop into the Discord, willing to answer questions, get to know you, and coo over your cute pets. There's always excitement when someone new pops in, gleeful about new characters and new opportunities. I've been RPing for more than a decade at this point, but the PS community has been one that's been easy to get into and appreciate. They possess an overflowing positivity that can be overwhelming at times, but at the end of the day is appreciated for how it brightens days and cheers up dour moods.

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Ahha

· Edited by Ahha

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I have said this before and I’ll say it again, Passing Strange gives me the opportunity to read from all of my favourite authors in the one place. Everyone has a different style, a different spin to their writing, and yet everyone also meshes together brilliantly. I’ve been on so many sites - some short lived, others lasted years - and from my own personal experience I think it’s rare to see RPers complement each other as flawlessly as they do on Passing Strange.

 

I believe it stems a lot from the community, because the community is like... it’s like a family, really. Uplifting, supportive, and outrageously funny with some of the greatest banter you can find. Real people with real perspectives on life and above all, real friendships.

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Jasiko

   4 of 6 members found this review helpful 4 / 6 members

This place. I'd gotten out of the RP game a couple years back after a decade and a half or so of it being my primary hobby. Just diminishing returns, souring relationships, egos and mess. I meandered into Passing Strange a good few months ago because I'd known one of the staff for a long while and missed regular engagement with them. We neither of us are great at maintaining contact, so I thought this would help. And my goodness.

These people. They are good writers, sure. Threads are engaging and unpredictable and I like that we have a sort of melting pot of styles. Some posts are appropriately pithy and brief, evoking only the attitude of the established character and being excellent little reaction snapshots, while others are replete with visceral imagery that absolutely paints a picture. It all runs the spectrum and serves to drive stories forward in fun and fascinating ways. But whatever, a lot of places have stellar writing. That's not why I love these people.

Statistically I have to accept that you probably could, but I still catch myself doubting anyone will ever find a kinder, healthier community of humble humans just trying to have a little fun and make each other's lives better. The staff are across the board gentle and welcoming, hilarious and proactive. They embrace their role as facilitators and accept their fallibility, always open to suggestions and changes. They very sincerely want this place to be safe and gracious to all comers, and the memberbase embraces this fully.

I was not a month in before this community felt very much like the place I belong. Compassion runs rampant, and while we of course have occasional conflict because that's how human interaction works, the overwhelming desire to respond with understanding and find workable solutions keeps the community strong.

If the setting intrigues you, stop on in. Passing Strange is a wonderful home and if you decide to settle in, I think you'll find yourself loving it for a long, long time.

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Raylers

· Edited by Raylers

   5 of 5 members found this review helpful 5 / 5 members

I do not think I could find a better community of kind, caring, hilarious, talented people anywhere on the internet. The stories and characters that these individuals create are some of the most enriching literature I've ever read. I cannot be more happy to be a part of a community that is made up solely of genuine people that are genuinely here to have fun and make one another happy. The admin team is small but mighty, always open to community discussion and disagreement without making it into a bigger deal than it ever has to be. We're all just a bunch of nerds that like to roleplay and be silly, and it shows in every part of the site as a whole. 

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Kiewbles

   6 of 6 members found this review helpful 6 / 6 members

Having been a part of several writing communities for more than half my life, I think I've finally got a pretty good grip on what makes an enrapturing roleplay experience. The people I have met in the PS community have introduced me to a largely plot-free play style - and that has honestly changed this hobby for me for the better. The writers here consistently supply immense inspiration and compelling characters and stories, and half the time none of us have any idea how a thread is going to end, and I freakin' love that.

 

On top of having extremely rich and vivid in-character happenings, the OOC community is absolutely the kindest, funniest, most thoughtful group of people I have ever met, online and otherwise. The folks here communicate openly and lovingly, are inclusive and engaging, and I have learned a whoooole lot - about writing and real life situations in general - from a lot of them.

 

Here's to PS being around for a long time to come. 💖

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